Tickets ($10 - $20)
Let your hair down and put your feet up at our relaxed, intimate spin on the classical concert. The Campout Music Party. We’ll provide the wine (first drink is free), the floor pillows, the soothing timelapse videos. Hang out and enjoy minimal, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by Center for New Music curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and Friends. Each piece will be accompanied by a tiny poem to ponder as you listen.
Show up around 8pm for a drink or two with your fellow campers. The music will start around 8:30pm and last about an hour. One drink token is included with your ticket price. Featuring works from Skissur by Ólafur Arnalds including Undan Hulu (The Cello Song), Near Light, Poland, 3326, Erla’s Waltz, Lag Fyrir Ömmu, Beth’s Theme, Ljósið, Words of Amber, and Tomorrow’s Song.
The music makers and Storytellers
Julia Ogrydziak, Ringleader, Violin. Julia is a violinist and artistic director, drawing inspiration from art, technology, and culture. She has performed worldwide, from aircraft hangars to Lincoln Center. A curator at the Center for New Music and a member of Capacitor Performance, she studied at MIT, Harvard, SFCM, and NEC. In her ‘day job,’ she is an entrepreneur and digital product designer, the founder of five companies and counting. — julia-o.com
Cynthia Mei, Violin. Cynthia founded and directed the Adorno Ensemble, an award-winning contemporary group. She currently plays in the tango ensemble, Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico, and is the Individual Giving Director at SFJAZZ. Cynthia is an alum of the Manhattan School of Music.
Julie Michael, Viola. Julie is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Currently based in Oakland, she can be heard performing with the Amaranth Quartet, sfSound, and the Eco Ensemble. — juliemichael.weebly.com
Gianna Abondolo, Cello. Gianna, performer, composer/improviser, has composed for dance and theater companies in California as well as scoring for film. A former member of the L.A. Philharmonic, she teaches at Mills College and privately. — giannaabondolo.com
D. Riley Nicholson, Piano. Riley is a composer, pianist, and percussionist. His style is rich in metaphor, and is modern yet accessible. Shimmer, his work for piano & electronics, premiered in SF and completed a national tour this spring. — rileynicholson.com
Adam Fong, Glockenspiel. Adam is a composer, performer, and producer of new music, and the co-founder of Emerging Arts Professionals and the Center for New Music. — centerfornewmusic.com
Kurt Bodden, Storyteller. Kurt has done a lot of improv, sketch comedy, standup, and a solo show that satirized self-help. Nowadays he works as a user-experience designer and occasionally teaches physical comedy. — kurtbodden.com
About the HUSH Series
The HUSH Series, created by Center for New Music curator Julia Ogrydziak, explores sound as meditation. We feature artists and works which suspend us in time. Giving us a space and a moment to breathe in a hectic world.